DONEGAL SOLDIER GETS MARCHING ORDERS AFTER HE FORGOT TO PAY FOR TEA

first_imgDD EXCLUSIVE: An army corporal who has just retired after 22 years service has been told he cannot have an official retirement presentation unless he pays for tea he had while on duty.Furious Fearghal MacLochlainn from Lifford was due to receive an official crystal presentation for his service which included four tours of duty overseasHowever an official letter sent to Mr MacLochlainn, 40, has told him that he will not be allowed to take part in his retirement function because he owes €28 or “mess subs.” Mr MacLochlainn told Donegaldaily.com he is furious that he is being threatened in such a manner.“It is not the matter of €28. I would gladly pay that. It is the manner in which they have sent me an official letter and threatened me to pay up. It’s like I’m being blackmailed.“If someone had have called me and mentioned it to me then I would have had no problem paying the money,” he said.The married father-of-two, who has served in the Lebanon and Kosovo, said this is the first time he has been asked for the money. “The €24 charge comes every six months and covers tea and coffee when you are in the mess. I have never ben asked for it and I didn’t even known about it.“For al I knew I could have been down the country or somewhere else on duty on the day it was supposed to be paid,” he fumed.The €28 charge for Fearghal includes the term from January to June, 2011 and another month after that.Ferghal, who family have a proud tradition of serving the Irish army, has served in all three army bases in Co Donegal at Finner Camp, Rockhill and Lifford barracks.He only retired last October. The letter, which was signed by the President of the NCO’s (Non Commissioned Officer) Mess at Finner Camp, Sgt Liam Owens reads “As per NCO Rules Part 1 Paragraph 25, only fully paid-up members of the NCO’s Mess at Finner Camp will be entitled to a Retirement Presentation.”The Lifford man, who now works as a teaching assistant, said he will not attend the retirement function as a matter of protest at how he has been treated.“It would just sicken me to go along after how I have been treated. This is what I get after 22 years service to the Irish Army.“I have decided what I am going to do. I am going to put this letter I got from the Irish army and put it in a frame and let my children see what their daddy got after 22 years service,” he fumed. A spokesman for the Army Press Office has told Donegaldaily.com they are examining the complaint.DONEGAL SOLDIER GETS MARCHING ORDERS AFTER HE FORGOT TO PAY FOR TEA was last modified: February 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ArmyFearghal MacLochlainnFinner CampLiffordlast_img read more

SD County Supervisors authorize 25 million for Affordable Housing Projects

first_img August 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Updated: 8:30 PM SD County Supervisors authorize $25 million for Affordable Housing Projects Carlos Amezcua, Lauren Phinney, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego is facing an affordable housing crisis, and one of its symptoms is an expanding population of homeless, including families and seniors.On Tuesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday authorized county staff to enter into negotiations and award up to $25 million for the development of 503 units of affordable housing across seven properties.Lauren Phinney and Carlos Amezcua interviewed Ron Roberts from the San Diego Board of Supervisors about Tuesday’s vote on affordable housing funds.The Innovative Housing Trust Fund will subsidize developments intended for the homeless, including veterans and those with special needs; low- income seniors; people with a mental illness or history of substance abuse; domestic violence survivors; and people with developmental disabilities.“This is good news for so many families in San Diego,” Supervisor Ron Roberts said. “(The developments) are going to be extremely important in providing affordable housing.”Properties will be located in the cities of Poway, San Marcos, Vista and San Diego, specifically the San Ysidro, Otay Mesa and Southcrest areas. Construction is expected to be completed in December 2021.The county released a notice of funding availability for the program last December.Tuesday morning, District 4 County Supervisor Ron Roberts was on Good Morning San Diego explaining his view on the issue before the votes were cast. See what he had to say below: Carlos Amezcua, Lauren Phinney Posted: August 7, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more